Reece, B. Carroll (Brazilla Carroll), 1889-1961
Brazilla Carroll Reece was born on a farm near Butler, Johnson County, Tennessee, December 22, 1889. He attended Johnson County public schools, Watauga Academy, Carson-Newman College, New York University, and the University of London before becoming an assistant secretary and instructor at New York University from 1916 to 1917. In May of 1917 Reece enlisted with the American Expeditionary Forces and served from October 1917 until July 1919. During his military service, Reece was at the front two hundred and ten days and commanded the 3rd Battalion of the One Hundred and Second Infantry Regiment, Twenty-sixth Division. Reece was cited for bravery by Marshal Petain and Generals Pershing, Hale, and Edwards for "service above the call of duty" (while at the front) and decorated with the Distinguished Service Cross, Distinguished Service Medal, Purple Heart, and the French Croix de Guerre with Palm. After the war, Reece took employment as New York University's Director of the School of Business Administration, a position he retained until 1920.
Found in 5 Collections and/or Records:
The collection is divided into eight series as follows: Series 1, Personal Papers, 1908-1955; Series 2, Republican National Convention, 1946-1952; Series 3, The Committee to Investigate Tax-Exempt Foundations, 1953-1960; Series 4, Speeches of B. Carroll Reece, 1920-60; Series 5, Scrapbooks, 1913-1960; Series 6, Photographs and Drawings, 1919-61; Series 7, Commendations and Certificates, 1865-1965; and Series 8, Addendum.
The collection is arranged into 8 series: Series 1, Correspondence, 1936-1977; Series 2, Book Collections and Funds, 1959-1971; Series 3, Library Reports and Studies, 1938-1970; Series 4, Status and Work of Librarians, 1969-1977; Series 5, Library Subject Files, 1941-1977; Series 6, Financial Records, 1912-1973; Series 7, Personnel Records, 1960-1970s; Series 8, Library Addition, 1964-1967.
- Corporation records 4
- Personal papers 3
- Photographs 3
- Blueprints (reprographic copies) 2
- Ledgers (account books) 2
- Phonograph records 2
- Scrapbooks 2
- World War, 1939-1945 2
- Academic librarians 1
- Accreditation (Education) -- Societies, etc. 1
- African-Americans--Political activity 1
- Amusements 1
- Charitable uses, trusts, and foundations 1
- Compact discs 1
- County government -- Tennessee 1
- Discrimination 1
- Education 1
- Education -- Tennessee, East 1
- Erwin (Tenn.)--Commerce 1 + ∧ less